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Advising Student-Athletes during COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jun 8, 2020 5:30:31 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of education: academic, extracurricular,  athletic, and more. With this webinar, gain valuable knowledge on how student-athletes and their families can engage with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) during this atypical time. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, Distance Counseling

We Commit to Supporting Racially Just Systems and Practices

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jun 4, 2020 4:49:25 PM

On this National Day of Mourning, let’s be forthright. This has been a hard couple of weeks to try to go on with business as usual for us on staff at Texas OnCourse. We mourn with you, with the nation, and with the world over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others who may never be named. George Floyd was raised in Houston. Maybe you knew him. Maybe you taught him. Maybe he was your neighbor, your relative, your student’s relative. Maybe you or your students knew Mike Ramos, Atatiana Jefferson, Botham Jean. Maybe this experience is dredging up past memories and traumas. We recognize that this is a difficult week for you, during a difficult year. We are deeply saddened, we are angry, we worry for the future of all our black and brown children. But we also have hope.

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Topics: Professional Development, Data and Accountability, Research, Educators, Distance Counseling

COVID-19 Update: School Schedules and Assessments

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 29, 2020 1:42:24 PM

Hi, all! We’ll be winding down these live videos soon as we all hopefully step away from screens for a few weeks over the summer. If you have any requests from us for future Facebook live updates, put them in the comments!

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Topics: Middle School, Lessons & Curriculum, High School, Distance Counseling

Don’t Miss This Checklist for High School Seniors

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 26, 2020 6:30:19 PM

Six Actions Educators Can Take Right Now to Support High School Seniors’ Transition

The following six actions have been adapted from the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) Immediate Next Steps guide for supporting high school seniors’ transition to a postsecondary educational program. Take the following actions to prevent summer melt and ensure that the high school class of 2020 enrolls at their postsecondary program in the fall. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, High School, Distance Counseling

Six Tips for Implementing Effective PD from Northwest ISD

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 20, 2020 1:13:06 PM

This year, educators around the state are seeing normal PD schedules disrupted or challenged by COVID-19 restrictions. And many schools and districts are turning to remote PD for the first time.

Northwest ISD, a quickly growing district in Dallas-Fort Worth, has been using the Texas OnCourse Academy to provide virtual lessons to their college and career staff for the past couple of years. Here are some tips that they’ve utilized for implementing professional development along the way. Find more tips and tools like this in our new remote PD toolkit.

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Topics: Professional Development, Administrators, Distance Learning

Reducing Implicit Bias in Advising

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 15, 2020 9:25:34 AM

In an era of social distancing and virtual advising and instruction, implicit biases can do even more harm to our students. With this webinar, become more aware of implicit biases and learn practices to reduce them. 

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COVID-19 Update: Virtual Graduations in Texas

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 7, 2020 6:24:53 PM

This week we're talking about how Texas high schools can hold graduation ceremonies in the era of COVID-19.

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Topics: Coronavirus, High School

COVID-19 Update: Which Texas Universities Will be Open This Fall?

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 1, 2020 12:30:23 PM

This week in Texas education we're covering updates on Fall 2020 operations at major Texas universities.

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New Online Learning Tools for Texas Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 3:23:56 PM

Today we’re talking Texas education updates, and we’re covering: 

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Topics: Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Distance Learning

New Videos: Prep Your Students for High School and College

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Apr 23, 2020 1:26:52 PM

We can’t imagine what it’s like for our students to be out of school and managing uncertainty as they prepare for a big transition. 

So Texas OnCourse created a couple of short videos to help students prepare for a stellar freshman year, whether they’re headed to high school or college.

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Topics: Middle School, Video, Endorsements, College Planning, Coronavirus, Students, Distance Learning